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Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

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South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH — In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want ...

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Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news ...

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Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

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Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

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Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that’s just the start of his interest in the pastime.

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Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

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Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

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Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area’s biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves’ request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

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Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

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Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

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Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

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Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

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50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill’s Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company’s Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

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Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

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Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn’t necessarily motorist-friendly.

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McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a “domestic dispute of some kind” erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

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Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

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Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don’t worry, there’s no emergency.

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Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

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Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

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Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

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Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

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Johnson opens sensory garden for youngsters

Johnson opens sensory garden for youngsters

A lady bug tire and a frog tire help youngsters learn about senses at the new “sensory garden” at Johnson High School.

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State Patrol: No drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that killed 4 UGA students

No one was believed to be impaired in a fatal wreck Wednesday involving five University of Georgia students and a Demorest woman, according to Georgia ...

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Search continues Tuesday for missing Snellville man at Lake Lanier

Law enforcement suspended the search again at 6 p.m. Monday for a Snellville boater missing since Saturday.

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Burn ban now in effect for Hall County

An open burning ban is now in effect for 54 Georgia counties, including Hall, and the Gainesville Fire Department is warning against illegal fires this ...

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Test results coming out Tuesday are a bit like school’s ‘report card’

The College and Career Ready Performance Index scores are a bit “like a kid coming home with a report card” for school districts, Kevin Bales ...

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Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

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Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

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Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

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Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

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Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

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Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

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Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

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Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

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Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Eleven weeks of rigorous training came before the big race day for some at the Fit Families 5K at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

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Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

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Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

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Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling’s blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

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SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

The Rock in the Spring concert at Grove Street Station benefited the Challenged Child and Friends organization. All proceed go to pay for students' supplies ...

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Enota ‘brainstorming’ includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden

Why not delay construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, Nate Early asked in two “brainstorming” sessions Saturday at the school.

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Lake Lanier Olympic Park upgrades to a level field for athletes, fans

Lake Lanier Olympic Park upgrades to a level field for athletes, fans

Canoe and kayak teams from all over the United States met over the weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park to compete for a chance to ...

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Stormy, wet weekend in store to welcome May

April showers will carry into May as rainy weather and possible thunderstorms are forecast throughout the weekend.

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Crowds flock to Spring Chicken Festival for samples, local art, parade

Crowds flock to Spring Chicken Festival for samples, local art, parade

Gainesville again showed why it’s called “poultry capital of the world” Saturday at the 12th annual Spring Chicken Festival.

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Hall’s population boom to 300K by 2040 brings challenges

If the Atlanta Regional Commission’s projections come true, Hall County’s population will grow dramatically over the next 25 years.

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Volunteers' helping hands keep the paddles moving at USA team trials

Volunteers' helping hands keep the paddles moving at USA team trials

A major month of events is underway at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, starting with the U.S. canoe and kayak team trials that began ...

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Business advisory group SCORE forming chapter in Hall

Business advisory group SCORE forming chapter in Hall

A salesman, an engineer and a civic club member came together at the right time, the three said, and a new Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter ...

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Rahab’s Rope to open Mall of Georgia retail site

Rahab’s Rope to open Mall of Georgia retail site

A popular retail store on the Gainesville square with a mission to stop human trafficking is growing its reach in North Georgia.

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Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

What began as a child’s question about other children without toys remaining in the Belize orphanage from which she was adopted has become an ...

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Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

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UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

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No obvious signs of trauma on body recovered from Lake Lanier

A man whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon had no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said.

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Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Gainesville City Schools will host two community “brainstorming” meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy on Saturday morning to hear comments about the elementary school’s ...

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Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation’s greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

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North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

The newest halls at North Hall High School buzzed with excitement Thursday evening, as the school held an open house in its new performing arts ...

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Gainesville schools budget proposal includes pay increase for all employees

Gainesville City Schools’ proposed budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for all employees.

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Possible retaining wall, its cost outlined for Enota garden

Maintaining most of the garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy could require a retaining wall to shield it from construction of a new school, and ...

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Body of missing DeKalb County firefighter found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities discovered the body of a missing DeKalb County firefighter in Lake Lanier on Thursday, authorities said.

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Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy’s Board of Trustees has selected retired U.S. Army Col. William J. Gallagher as its ninth president.

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Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

A Hall County Fire Services lieutenant was terminated following an arrest Wednesday, according to county officials.

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DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

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Demorest woman injured in crash that killed 4 UGA students

A Demorest woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed four University of Georgia students, according to Georgia State Patrol.

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Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.

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Hall population forecast to grow 64 percent overall, become 42 percent Hispanic by 2040

Hall County’s population will grow by 64 percent to a little more than 328,000 by 2040, according to a forecast by the Atlanta ...

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Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

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GO VIDEO: Back in time in Sautee Nacoochee

Savannah King takes you to four historic places you can visit in Sautee Nacoochee. Which is your favorite?

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185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

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Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

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Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

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Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools’ Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

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Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

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Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

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